Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lush Mother's Day Products!

I'm not a mother, but I got Mother's Day products from Lush! I love anything new from Lush. My mom can't go in the bathtub or I would give some for her. If your mom loves a good bath, this is the perfect present for her!

1. Let the Good Times Roll Face and Body Cleanser: Whenever I order from Lush, they always give me a free sample of something. I'm curious to try this. This is what the website says about it: "A luxuriously soft and sweetly-scented cleanser, Let the Good Times Roll has quickly become a huge fan favorite. Maize flour, corn meal and a dash of cinnamon powder gently exfoliate and leave you with a vibrant glow, and lightly hydrating corn oil helps skin to retain its moisture and elasticity. With its rich butter-caramel fragrance and velvety texture this one is so popular!" I will use each product and come back to write my review.

2. Wonder Woohoo Bubble Bar: This is beautiful! This is what the website says: "This sparkling tiara crumbles up under running water for a golden, bubbling bath. You may recognize the fresh, uplifting Brazilian orange and sandalwood oil scent from our best-selling Gorilla Perfume, The Sun. This bar was created for Mum to channel her inner super heroine, and is not only covered in sparkles but includes a gold glimmer luster throughout the bubble bar mix, creating a swirling, luminous effect in the water. Sink in and revel in sunshine!"

3. Rose Bubble Bar: This is so cute. It is hard to see in the picture, but it has pink sparkles on it. This is what the website says: "Blended into the beautiful pink and white swirls of this bar is the fresh lemon and rose scent of our classic Amandopondo Bubble Bar. With fair trade, organic cocoa butter, and a gorgeous glimmer mixed in, Rose will create a luxurious, fluffy, skin-softening soak. Made with a new formula which condenses the mixture, allowing one bar to break in half for two fragrant, bubbling baths."

Review: I put the whole thing in the bath tub. It is too small for two baths in my opinion. It smells sweet like roses.

4. Mumkin Bubble Bar: This is such a cute little guy! Here is what the website says: "Mumkins are cute, friendly and love to be crumbled under the tap to bring you mountains of fruity bubbles. Each Mumkin smells of raspberries with bergamot, lemon and violet leaf oils to brighten your day. Chocolate drops for eyes and a candy stalk stick make these the most adorable bars we've ever crumbled into our tubs. Made just for Mums on Mother's Day, but irresistible to everyone else!"

5. Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb: These are the two different sides. One says inhale the other says exhale. This is what the website says: "A brand new Bath Bomb with two sides, each lightly scented with one of our exquisite Gorilla perfumes. The pink half of this bomb is scented with the light, melon perfume of Inhale, which was inspired by air whistling across nomadic grasslands. Inhale fizzes up quickly, so when you sink into the tub and breathe in, you'll first pick up on the uplifting fruity notes. The blue Exhale half of this bomb is heavy with amber and sandalwood, inspired by incense burned in Tibetan temples. This second, slow-fizzing half gives you a long-lasting, meditative soak."

Review: It smells really good. It is relaxing.

6. Secret Garden Bath Bomb: I love the bath bombs. Since I started getting Lush products at Christmas my favorite bath products by Lush are the bath bombs. I'm excited to try this one out. This is what the website says: "This beautiful bomb may look simple, but inside is a secret... it blooms in the tub! When you drop it in the water, Secret Garden froths about you, releasing a fragrant bouquet of rose absolute and sweet wild orange oil, along with rose petals, marigold petals and blue mallow flowers. It has a frothy outer layer, creating a light carpet of foam to sink beneath as your cares float away."

Review: This smells like heaven! Very floral. A lot of different colored blossoms come out and float around the bath.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Empties

These are products I used up, and since I used all of it I either recommend it or not. This includes full size and samples.

1. DIY Brush Spot Cleaner: I finished a whole bottle of this. It worked so well! I used it every day after doing my makeup. I'm definitely going to make more of this. I saved so much money this way! I highly recommend it! It looked it up on Youtube and I found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5X27Yl1Oss. It is really easy to make you just need baby shampoo, a squirt bottle and rubbing alcohol. Then the way I use it is I squirt some on a paper towel and clean my brushes with it after I'm done doing my makeup. It disinfects and conditions my brushes.

2. Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives Bliss Thermal Protector: I got this a while ago when I had my haircut. The stylist was using it on me and I needed a heat protectant. It has lasted a long time. I really like it. I didn't repurchase it because I wanted to try the Tresemee one that everyone talks about. I would recommend this Nioxin spray. I would get it again. You can find it in salons. I think it is on the pricier side.

3. The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Cream Body Scrub: I thought this was just ok. It's not my "holy grail" body scrub. I'm going to try out a different one next time. It didn't last a long time. I got this off of Ulta's website. It smells like peaches.

4. Suave Kids Detangling Spray in Double Dutch Apple: I love this stuff! It smells like apples and it detangles my hair. It is only $2! I repurchased this.

5. Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover for Waterproof Eye Makeup: I love it. I get it whenever I run out. I've been using this for years. I keep it at my makeup table, and use it with a q-tip whenever I need to fix mistakes. There is also a blue one for non waterproof makeup, and it doesn't leave an oily residue.

6. Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel: This smells so good! It has pomegranate juice, marshmallow and vanilla. This was limited edition for Valentine's Day. If it comes back next year, I will repurchase a bigger size. I recommend this. I found a body wash by Dove that has pomegranate in it, and this may be a dupe for Prince Charming!

7. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait: This is a beautiful shiny peach lipstick. Some people don't like the lip butters because they are disappointed with how much they moisturize. If you need to moisturize your lips, there are better products out there. I just like these lipsticks because of the way they feel and look on my lips. I am going to repurchase this.

8. One 'n Only Argan Oil: I put this in my hair when it is about 50% dry. I put it on the ends of my hair. It helps make the hair healthy. This is a little sample that came with my flat iron. I got it at Sally's Beauty Supply. I recommend this. I'm going to repurchase it.

9. Ralph Lauren Romance Perfume: It is too strong. I don't like it. This is what the Sephora website says about it: "The women's fragrance that evokes the timeless essence of falling in love. Discover the sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals, and seductive musk." I think they put too much musk in this. I wouldn't buy it.

10. Freeman Facial Hydration Mask in Goji Berry: This smells really good. This is what the packaging says: "hydrates and soothes skin, this hydrating mask with the regenerative powers of Goji Berry helps restore healthy skin tone and improves moisture retention. It soothes and hydrates, creating supple, soft skin." I feel like it takes moisture away from my skin. When I had it on, it made my face so itchy, I could hardly wait 10 minutes to take it off. Then when I took it off I waited to see if I wouldn't need any lotion because it was so hydrating. It didn't take long for my skin to feel bothered and I needed lotion. This is a sample mask that I used several times. I wouldn't buy the full size. I have other masks that work better.

I hope these reviews were helpful!

Spring Makeup Looks

I think Spring is my favorite season. I love to see the flowers blooming, and the weather is a little bit warmer. I have some spring looks picked out to wear, and I wanted to share them with you. I found them on Youtube, and I copied them using my own makeup. These are the looks that I tried that I liked. I hope you like them too!

Products I Used:

Concealer: Garnier Fructis Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circles Eye Roller, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Brightener
Bronzer: Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzing Powder in Matte Light
Eye Primer: Elf Mineral Eye Shadow Primer, Milani Eye Shadow Primer
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express Waterproof (top lashes), Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof in Very Black (bottom lashes)
Face Primer: Elf Mineral Face Primer, NYX Shine Killer
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in Ivory
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent
Setting Spray: Elf Makeup Mist & Set
Lip Balm: Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Black Eye Liner: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Black, Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Black Point
Nude Eye Liner: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude
Black Liquid Liner: Jordana Incolor Fabuliner Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Setting Spray: Elf Makeup Mist & Set
Brown Eye Liner: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Brown
Black Gel Liner: Essence Midnight In Paris

1. Spring Makeup, Hair + Outfit Inspiration! by missglamorazzi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjp_QIC9bGs
a. Face Primer
b. Concealer
c. Urban Decay Setting Spray
d. Powder Foundation
e. Eyebrows
f. MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot: 3rd shade in Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in Va Va Va Bloom
g. Black Eye Liner, upper lash line, tight line
h. Turquoise Eye Liner, above black liner: Wet 'n Wild Turquoise Eye Liner
i. Mascara
j. Benefit Rockateur Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro
k. Bronzer
l. Jouer Olivia Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach
m. Jouer Sunset Lip Gloss: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Peony
My Thoughts: This has Rubenesque on the eyes, which is a really pretty paint pot. It is like a sunset color on the eyes. Then she put a turquoise eye liner on which doesn't look crazy, just a nice pop of color. The cheeks look naturally flushed, and the lips are pretty with pink and peach.

2. Whole Face Tutorial: Natural Spring Look (Talk Through) by iamgrape119 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqJDtlWhBnQ
a. L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Diffusing Primer
b. NYX Full Coverage Concealer in Orange: Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette, Salmon color
c. Concealer
d. Powder
e. Sleek Makeup Blush CA, Newport Beach: NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Rose Petal
f. Bronzer
g. Essence Beauty Highlighter in Metal Glam, top of cheekbones, sides of eyes, nose, cupid's bow: The Balm MaryLou Manizer
h. Wet 'n Wild Walking the Red Carpet, bottom right color, eyelid
i. Same Palette, crease shade on right, blend out the edges
j. Same Palette, browbone shade on right, under brow, inner corner
k. Same Palette, crease shade on right, lower lash line
l. Same Palette, bottom right color, outer corner of lower lash line
m. Black Eye Liner, tight line, waterline
n. Mascara
o. Brows
p. Obsessive Compulsive Stain Gloss in Adrogyne: Maybelline Color Elixir in Mandarin Rapture
My Thoughts: This is a pretty, warm summer look. It looks good on redheads.

3. Spring Pastels Urban Decay Naked 3 Makeup Tutorial by MakeupByCheryl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCF98ly5LLE
a. Eye Cream
b. Moisturizer
c. Urban Decay B6 Spray
d. Foundation
e. Brows
f. Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette, under brows
g. MAC Painterly Paint Pot, lashes to brow: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
h. Urban Decay Strange, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 1st color
i. Urban Decay Limit, crease: Crown Brush 36 Color Leopard Print Neutral Palette, 3rd row, 5th one in
j. Urban Decay Mugshot, outer corner of lid: Wet 'n Wild Nutty
k. Urban Decay Darkside, outer v: NYX Butt Naked Palette, middle row, far right color, mixed with Maybelline Eye Studio in Taupe Temptress, 2nd color
l. Blend it out
m. Urban Decay Strange, brow bone
n. Black Liquid Liner, top lash line, wing
o. Concealer
p. Powder
q. Nude Eye Liner, waterline
r. Urban Decay Limit, lower lash line
s. Mascara
t. Contour hollows of cheeks, hairline, jawline, sides of nose
u. BH Cosmetics Rose Blush: Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Berry
v. MAC Myth Lipstick: Elf Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph
w. MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Talk That Trash, outer corners of lip: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Lip Liner in Brandywine
x. MAC Dazzleglass in Baby Sparks: Elf Hypershine Gloss in Fairy
y. Urban Decay Setting Spray in Chill
My Thoughts: It doesn't look like pastels to me. The eyes look neutral, the cheeks are berry, and the lips are a glossy nude. You have to really moisturize the lips for the Natural Nymph to look good. It is very pale, so it looks good with a gloss.

4. Simple and Bright Spring Makeup by Julie G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmPk2kLp12Y
a. Eye Primer
b. MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, lashes to brow: Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in Not Just Nudes, 1st color
c. Eyebrows
d. MAC Rice Paper, under brow: 4th shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity
e. Sugar Pill Chromalust Loose Eye Shadow in Absinthe, center of lid: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Forest Fury, left color
f. MAC Steamy, inner 1/3 and outer 1/3 of lid: 5th shade in Wet 'n Wild Pride
g. MAC Blanc Type, under brow: cream shade in Almay Trio for Hazels
h. Black Liquid Liner, top lash line, wing
i. Concealer
j. Foundation
k. Powder
l. Bronzer, under cheekbones, hairline
m. MAC Riri Hearts Hibiscus Kiss, blush side: The Balm Frat Boy Blush
n. Gold Eye Liner, waterline: Elf Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Little Miss Thing
o. Mascara
p. She didn't say what she put on the lips, but they look peachy. I wore Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
My Thoughts: The eyes are very bright! The cheeks and lips are peach. The eyes are bright green. It's very simple to do. It does remind me of Spring.

5. Frugal Fridays Spring Makeup w. Almay Softies Eyeshadow by macshadowcombos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsfLLPO9_3w
a. Eyeshadow Primer, and on lower lash line
b. Almay Peach Fuzz, crease: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 5th color
c. Shade that matches your skin tone, blend top of Peach Fuzz: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
d. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust, eyelid: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk
e. Almay Petal, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Flirting at the After Party, 5th color
f. L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Burst Into Bloom, wet, lower lash line
g. Black Eye Liner, tight line, upper lash line, thin on inner portion, thicker on outer half of upper lash line, smudge line into lashes
h. Eyebrows
i. Mascara
j. Wet 'n Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink
k. L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte, top of cheekbones, nose outer edges of eyebrows on top
l. Milani Lipstick in Pink Frost: Wet 'n Wild Megashield Lip Color SPF 15 in Pink Champagne 373S
My Thoughts: I really like how the pink looks on top of Pomegranate Punk. It turns into a pretty lavender color. The lavender looks good with the peach in the crease. I think these shadows make my hazel eyes look green. I like it when that happens. The Pearlescent Pink blush looks pretty next to the purple eyes. This is the look I think about when I think about Spring makeup looks. I also like macshadowcombos because she is a redhead and has the same coloring as me, so if she looks good in the makeup, then chances are I will look good too. That's the best when you find a good makeup artist on youtube that has the same coloring as you. Frugal Fridays are great, so you can find cheaper makeup that is good quality. If you don't have my makeup, you can get what she used.

6. Spring Makeup Tutorial: Gold Shimmer by TheDailyCupcake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTBtlohxoc
a. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, under brow, inner corner of lid
b. Take a sponge tip applicator and blend it all in.
c. Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, Silk Teddy and Nude Beach, sponge tip applicator, lashes to brow: Stila Kitten
d. L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush, lid and crease
e. NYX Baked Shadow in Lavish, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 5th color
f. Same Palette, Push Up and Cocoa Puff, outer corner: Elf Baked Eye Shadow in Toasted and Maybelline Eye Studio in Natural Shock, 4th color
g. Brown Eye Liner, waterline
h. Same Palette, Cocoa Puff, lower lash line: Maybelline Eye Studio in Natural Shock, 4th color
i. Same Palette, Honey Pot, inner half of lower lash line: L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic, left color
j. NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in 104, lower lash line: LA Splash Liquid Eyeliner in Golden Abalone
k. Mascara
l. Contour sides of nose
m. NYX Baked Blush in Foreplay: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
n. The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer, top of cheekbones, nose
o. NYX Roll on Shimmer in Nude, eyelid inner half
p. Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny
q. NYX Rose Lip Liner: Prestige Lip Liner in Baby
r. Inglot Lipstick in 173: Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
s. Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss: She didn't sway which one, but I'm going to use Designer Label.
t. NYX Barely There Eye Shadow, middle of lips: Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells, 1st color
u. Same Palette, Silk Teddy, inner corners: Stila's Kitten
My Thoughts: This is very shimmery. The colors look good with hazel eyes. The eyes are very dramatic. This may be more of a nighttime look. It looks like makeup for a golden fairy!

7. Fresh Spring Makeup Tutorial by From Head To Toe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY1g3WHyA4g
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. Eye Primer
d. Urban Decay Naked, outer half of crease: 2nd shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity
e. Urban Decay Virgin, inner corner: 4th shade in Wet 'n Wild Lust
f. Black Gel Liner, upper lash line, wing, outer half of lower lash line
g. Urban Decay Eye Liner in Freak, inner half of lower lash line: Elf 100 Eye Shadow Palette, 2nd row, 6th color
h. Mascara
i. Too Faced Soleil Bronzer, under cheekbones, outer edges of forehead, jawline: NYC Sunny
j. Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
k. Benefit Lip Gloss in Poutrageous: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
l. Urban Decay Virgin, cupid's bow
My Thoughts: The blush color goes really nicely with the pastel green under the eye. It is a beautiful coral blush. The lips are coral too. This look reminds me of the summer. I can't wait for summer. This does look fresh, and the green under the eye gives a cool pop of color. This is a nice look for redheads.

8. Spring Makeup Tutorial: Radiant Orchid by leighannsays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBB4SYgPmXk
a. Eye Primer
b. Urban Decay Strange, under brow, inner corners: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 1st color
c. Wet 'n Wild Flirting at the After Party, brow bone color on the right, lid
d. Same Palette, right crease color, outer corner
e. Same Palette, left definer color, outer v
f. Black Eye Liner, tight line
g. Deep Plum Eye Liner, lower lash line: Maybelline Master Smoky Shadow Pencil in Provence Plum
h. Matte Black Eyeshadow, winged eye liner, top lash line: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd color
i. Wet 'n Wild Flirting at the After Party, right definer shade, lower lash line
j. Mascara
k. Jordana Easy Liner for Lips in Rock 'n Rose
l. Flower Beauty Lipstick in Petal Kiss: Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose
m. Hourglass Extreme Shine Lip Gloss Reflect: Wet 'n Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gel in Through the Looking Glass
n. Benefit Lollitint Lip and Cheek Stain: NYX Tulip Cream Blush
o. Benefit Rockateur Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro
My Thoughts: According to Pantone, orchid is the color of the year. The eyes and cheeks are orchid, but not the lips. The lips are my lips but better. It is easier to do the wing with eye shadow.

9. Spring Makeup Tutorial: Pink & Purple Pastels by SMLx0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjydH-fJAgg
a. Jordana Continuous Almond, lid and crease
b. Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette, Rewind, crease: L'Oreal Cupa Joe, 3rd color
c. Same Palette, Dope, lid: Nyx Natural Eyeshadow Palette, 4th color
d. Same Palette, Shellshock, inner 1/3 of lid: Benefit World Famous Neutrals Most Sexiest Nudes Ever, Blingo!
e. Blend it out
f. Tarte Smolder Eyes Eyeliner in Ash Violet, lower lash line: Maybelline Master Smoky Shadow Pencil in Provence Plum
g. Same Palette, Betrayal, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Flirting at the After Party, 3rd color
h. Same Palette, Coax, tearduct, lower lash line inner 1/3: Wet 'n Wild Lights, Camera, Attraction, middle row, 2nd color
i. Black Liquid Liner, top lash line
j. Mascara
k. MAC Mocha Blush: Rimmel Mauve Cool
l. MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Superb, top of cheekbones, cupid's bow, chin, nose, brow bone: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Rose Champagne Glow Shimmer Palette
m. NYX Lip Liner in Sand Pink: Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Pure
n. MAC St. Germain Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Porcelains in Porcelain Pink
My Thoughts: The eyes are neutral except for the bright silver in the inner eyes, and purple on the lower lash line. My pink isn't as pigmented as here's. The cheeks are neutral. The lips are bright pink. It is not a look I usually wear. The lips are cool toned. She has a different coloring than me. She has tan skin and dark hair.

10. Fresh Spring Makeup Look Collab w/RachhLoves! by MakeupByAlli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7glpwr-eD30
a. Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Peach Smoothie, crease: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 2nd color
b. Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Creme Brûlée, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
c. Kat Von D Esperanza Palette, Dog Roses, inner and outer corners of the lid: Wet 'n Wild Newport Nights, middle color
d. Lorac Pro Palette, Lt. Bronze, center of lid
e. Blend in colors
f. Lorac Pro Palette, Sable, outer corner, blend into crease a little bit, go around the edges of the lid a little bit
g. Blend it all out.
h. Lorac Pro Palette, White, under brow, blend it down
i. Same Palette, Nude, on top of white
j. White Eye Liner waterline, inner part of lower lash line, use finger to blend it out: Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Pure White
k. Esperanza Palette, Archangel, inner corner of lower lash line: Elf Beach Beauty Palette, 1st row, 4th color
l. Same Palette, Day Glo, inner corner: Elf Beach Beauty Palette, 1st row, 4th color
m. Lorac Pro Palette, white, inner corner, fluffy brush softens it a bit
n. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Creme Brûlée, lower lash line
o. Dog Roses and Lt. Bronze mixed on lower lash line
p. Lorac Pro Palette, Espresso, outer lower lash line at the base
q. Black Gel Liner, upper lash line, wing
r. Mascara
s. Concealer
t. Cream Bronzer, hollows of cheek, sides of nose, hairline, jawline: Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
u. NARS Light Reflecting Powder, under eyes, down the nose, cupid's bow, chin: Bare Mineral Flawless Radiance
v. Bronzer powder, set cream bronzer
w. Powder
x. Maybelline Master Highlighter Bronzer in Light Bronze under cheekbones: Wet 'n Wild Everything Under the Sun, you can use any bronzer with a shimmer
y. Illamasqua Blush in Lover: NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Love
z. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle, spray foundation brush with Fix +, top of cheekbones: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki sprayed with Elf Makeup Mist & Set
a. MAC Fix + all over face: Elf Makeup Mist & Set
b. NYX Hippie Chic Lipstick: Wet 'n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15 Within These Adobe Walls
c. MAC Lip Glass in Florabundance: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal
My Thoughts: The eyes have a pop of color with the mint under the eyes. The eyes are brown. This is my first time using NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Love, and I really like it! It's a pretty orange-apricot color. It's a good color for the spring/summer. Within These Adobe Walls is an inexpensive spring/summer lipstick. It looks really pretty on warm skin tones and redheads.

I hope you like these spring makeup looks!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

John William Waterhouse Paintings

This is a blog devoted to beauty and I haven't done a post on one of my favorite artists, John Waterhouse. My mom liked him first and had paintings around the house. She liked him because she says I look like one of his redheads! I wish I did! Maybe if I was thinner I would. I think they are beautiful! He loved to paint redheads, so I like that. He also was inspired by romantic stories, mythology, and the medieval times. I like those things too.

Here are some beautiful paintings by him, and what the paintings are depicting.

A Naiad, 1893; a water nymph approaches the sleeping Hylas. Hylas was a youth that was the companion of Heracles. He was abducted by water nymphs. This is from classical Greek mythology.

Psyche Opening the Golden Box, 1903: This is from a 2nd century latin novel, Metamorphoses. Psyche was a princess and she was so beautiful that people prayed to her instead of Venus. Venus was mad and sent Cupid to kill her, but he fell in love with her instead. She has to do a series of tasks, sort of like Heracles. One of the task is to bring a box to Venus that has something inside that will make her more beautiful. But she gets too curious and wants the beauty for herself, so she opens the box. She finds nothing inside by an "infernal and Stygian sleep" which sends her into a deep and unmoving torpor.

Echo and Narcissus, 1903. This is from the poem by Ovid, Metamorphoses. Narcissus was a beautiful young man, and all the nymphs and women fell in love with him, but he rejected them all. Echo was one of the nymphs rejected and she was so mad, she got him to a pool and he fell in love with his own reflection!

I don't know the story of this painting.

This is called Boreas. It is depicting the north wind.

This is Ophelia Lying in a Meadow. Ophelia is from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

This is the Siren. In Greek mythology the sirens lured men to their death on the sea.

This is Ariadne.

Here is another painting of Ophelia.

This is Miranda.

This is Pandora opening the box that led out all the bad things into the world. She wasn't supposed to open it, but she was curious.

This is Fair Rosamund. She was a real woman famed for her beauty and mistress of King Henry II of England. Her name was Rosamund Clifford.

This is Decameron. It is based on a collection of novellas by the 14th century Italian author, Giovanni Boccaccio. "The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron

This is another painting about Hylas and the Nymphs.

This is another picture of Miranda. This is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. There is a ship that is shipwrecked, and Miranda has lived her whole life alone on this island with her dad.

Another picture of Ophelia. In Hamlet, she commits suicide by drowning in the lake.

This is Circe's Thought.

This is Penelope and her suitors. This is from The Odyssey. Odysseus is lost at sea, and in the mean time his wife has all these suitors after her, but she is faithful to her husband and believes he will return home.

Here is another picture of a Siren. It looks like a mermaid to me.

This is Tristan and Isolde with Potion. This was an adulterous love affair that inspired the story of Launcelot and Guinevere. I love the paintings with the knights!

This is another painting of Psyche entering Cupid's garden.

I love this painting! She is wrapping her hair around the knight. This is called La Belle Dame Sans Merci. That is French for the Beautiful Lady Without Mercy. It is based on a poem.

This is a troubadour with a lady. I have a feeling they aren't supposed to be doing that!

This is one of my all time favorite paintings. It is called Lamia and her Knight.

John William Waterhouse did more paintings then this. These are just some I found that I like.

Friday, March 28, 2014

March Favorites!

Favorite Movie
Divergent: I saw this movie two times this month! That is how much I loved it. I read the first two books, and am reading the third book now. I love this story! It takes place in the future, and there are 5 factions people are placed in. Abnegation: the people value selflessness, they take care of the poor, and they rule the city. Erudite: the people value intelligence, they do all the research. Candor: the people value honesty, they are in charge of the judicial system. Dauntless: the people value bravery, they protect the city. Amity: they value peace. They farm the land, and are kind. The main character is born into Abnegation, but she has always felt out of place. When she reaches a certain age she must take a test that will tell her which faction she belongs in based on her personality, and she must choose which one she will be. She could choose from any. But her test results go wrong. She fits into 3 factions! She doesn't know which one to choose! And she is supposed to tell no one because it is very dangerous her test results. It is a very exciting story! There is also a love story, which I love of course. I think the actor that plays Four is very cute, and just like how I read in the book. I hope more movies will come out based on the books!

Favorite TV Show
Lindsay: Is a documentary series about Lindsay Lohan. She has just been to rehab, and she is trying to get her life back to order. She was a great actress, and she wants to continue to be a successful actress, but also live a healthy lifestyle. I find this so fascinating! It is on Sunday on OWN. It is also on Demand, so you can watch it whenever you like.

Favorite TV Show
The Real Housewives of New York Season 7: I know I probably should hide in the closet that I watch these kinds of shows. They are my dirty little pleasures. I think these are like real life soap operas. Women are fascinating to watch. These are wealthy women living in New York City, and you see their lives and how they relate to each other. Sometimes they get along, sometimes they fight. I was a psychology major in college, so I find people fascinating. I don't necessarily like the women on the show, but it is very interesting to me.

Favorite Book
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge: This is a Christian book about a women's heart. This is what the back of the book says, "Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart." I feel that not every women might be described in this book, but it resonated with me. Sometimes books for women are like self help books or how to be a better woman. This book isn't like that. It doesn't make you feel bad about yourself. It shows you how wonderful you are as a woman. There is also a male version of the book written by John Eldredge and it is very good too. It's called "Wild At Heart." It will give you insight into the man's heart.

Beauty Favorites

1. Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy: I heard this mentioned in a favorites video on Youtube. The girl used this to treat her chapped lips. This works wonderfully! I really recommend it. I put it on whenever my lips feel chapped. It works better than a regular chapstick.

2. NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Rose Petal (left): This is a coral, matte, cream blush. I used this under my powder blush to make it last longer. It is really beautiful.

3. NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Boho Chic (right): This is a light pink, matte, cream blush. I used this under a pink blush to make it last longer. It is very natural looking on the skin.

4. Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Custom Blush for Brunettes (left): I wore this over NYX Rose Petal. It has fine shimmer to it. My mom got one of these blushes and she didn't like the shimmer. I barely even noticed it was there. This is supposed to be for Brunettes, but there were none for redheads. I think anyone could wear this blush. It is a peachy coral color. Good for the Spring.

5. Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Custom Blush for Blondes (right): I wore this over NYX Boho Chic. It is a beautiful, light pink color. It is more cool toned, so it looks nice with warm eyeshadows on the eyes. I wore the Brunette one when I had cool tones on the eyes. These are really cute blushes.

6. Milani Powder Blush in Coral Cove: I think this might be limited edition. I think this is a beautiful color for the spring/summer. It is a vibrant, matte coral shade. It is very pigmented. I also love the flower mold. If you can't find this in the store you can get it off the Milani website.

8. Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Coral Crush: My Fred Meyer's has a whole new display of Milani products! They had these new lip glosses. I had heard about this color. It reminds me of the coral blush I just mentioned. Again, I think these are good colors for the spring/summer. It smells like vanilla.

9. Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond: I found this at Walgreens. This is a dupe for MAC's Painterly Paint Pot, but it is much cheaper. It looks strange on my hand, but it is my skin color and creates a blank canvas for eyeshadow. My had was red from all the swatches and me washing my hand. This helps eyeshadow last longer, and the eyeshadows are more pigmented. I still use a primer underneath it.

10. Milani Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Eyeshadow in Sand Dunes: This is a really pretty color. I think I am ready for it to be summer and time for the beach! I'm thinking about the sand.

11. Milani Runway Eyes Baked Eye Shadow in Beach Sand: Again another sand color! It is the right swatch. It matches Sand Dunes well, and I put it on the top. It is a shimmery sand color.

12. Elf Angled Blush Brush: This is an excellent brush for applying blush! It is not too big. I love it. It's soft and good quality yet inexpensive.

Favorite Songs

1. Demi Lovato: Let It Go
2. Jonny Diaz: More Beautiful You
3. Neil Diamond: Cracklin' Rosie
4. Grease: You're the One That I Want
5. Don Mclean: American Pie
6. Toby Mac: You Speak Life
7. Pharrell Williams: I'm Happy
8. The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreaming
9. John Legend: All of Me
10. Jason Gray: More Like Falling In Love
11. Mercy Me: Bring the Rain
12. Passenger: Let Her Go
13. Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
14. Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La Rodine
15. Katy Perry: Dark Horse

I hope you liked my March Favorites! What were your favorites this month?